Senior Staff Reservoir Engineer — Tulsa

at WPX Energy
Location Tulsa, United States
Date Posted October 4, 2015
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 15


Requisition Number 15-0083 Title Senior Staff Reservoir Engineer City Tulsa State OK Description Reservoir Engineer performing at internal expert level. Independently develops and applies highly advanced reservoir/reserves engineering theories, technologies, scientific principles, and concepts to perform complex tasks related to maximizing recovery of natural gas reserves and economic efficiency in the continued development of existing assets. Leads and/or conducts complex engineering studies as part of a multi-disciplinary team using advanced engineering knowledge. Makes independent decisions that are typically not subject to technical review. Trains less experienced engineers and delegates work assignments.

This individual will be responsible for:

  • Providing senior reservoir engineering technical support for all special projects.
  • Mentoring reservoir engineering staff and developing their technical skills, critical thinking and problem solving capabilities.
  • Reporting and presenting to senior and executive management.
  • Sharing learnings across professional disciplines and asset teams.
  • Assisting in the preparation of reserve report(s) and annual budget.
  • Developing innovative tools and work flows to improve department efficiency.
  • Maintaining reserve and decline curve estimates and maximizing production for existing producing properties.
  • Working closely with the field production department on well performance and production optimization.
  • Directing and performing various interdisciplinary team studies. 
  • Analysis of reservoir performance to identify workover candidates.
  • Preparation of the annual plan for assigned fields including the capital budget.
  • Preparation of quarterly and year-end reserve reports for assigned fields including estimating undeveloped reserves and providing SEC documentation.
  • Reviewing and recommending reserve promotions.
  • Performing economic evaluations. 
  • Designing and evaluating reservoir testing and monitoring programs, including, but not limited to pressure transient and pulse tests.
  • Assisting in the evaluation of acquisition opportunities.
  • Responding to information/economics/evaluation requests.
Requirements Requirements:
  • 15+ years of reservoir engineering experience, at least 4 years being in unconventional reservoirs (tight gas sands and/or shales)
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering
  • Candidate must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Candidate must be well organized and capable of handling multiple tasks with changing and conflicting deadlines
  • Must be self-motivated and solutions oriented with strong problem conceptualization and solving skills
  • Must be an enthusiastic team player with strong interpersonal skills capable of managing and completing tasks in a group environment
  • Demonstrated advanced computer skills, specifically Microsoft Excel and Aries
  • Experience with oil and gas software packages such as Fekete Harmony RTA, WellTest and DeclinePlus, Petra, SpotFire and IHS Enerdeq desired. Experience with Microsoft Access a plus.

**This position will be filled at a level commensurate with experience**

WPX Energy Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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